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create a desktop shortcut link when right clicking in Firefox

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When I use Internet Explorer and I right click when I am on any website, there is a Create Shortcut option for putting that website onto my desktop.

When I use Firefox and I right click when I am on any website, there is no such option.

I want to know how to insert that option into Firefox for right clicking for myself.

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Here's Mozilla's help page:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Creating%20a%20desktop%20shortcut%20to%20a%20web%20page

Drag site icon (which is the Address bar symbol on left) to desktop then rename shortcut to your website.

Deskcut add-on does work BUT it needs to be tweaked in the Option section after installation: DeskCut Options A. Name Tab 1. Filename Options: Generate filename from page title B. Path Tab 1. Set path... Browse... Choose where to place the shortcut (generally the Desktop) [In Win7, it's "C:\User\username\desktop] C. OK!

Now it should work!

What a pain as Mozilla should have Added a "Create Shortcut" right-click feature in Firefox!

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don't know how to. need help learning how to.

cor-el
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You can drag the favicon on the left end of the location bar onto the desktop to create a shortcut.

You can also use an extension.

Question owner

Thanks for the reply. I am curious to try the first method about dragging the favicon as you say.

Can Cut and Paste work here also?

But I need to understand exactly what you mean when you say the left end of the location bar.

Where are you referring to? What is the location bar?

Thanks.

cor-el
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No, you can't use Copy (Cut) and Paste to create a desktop shortcut.

You can paste the URL at the end of the Target field in a copy of the Firefox desktop shortcut (right-click context menu: Properties), but that isn't very intuitive and dragging the favicon is easier.

The location bar is the address bar where you type the address of a website to go to.

See How do I tell if my connection to a website is secure?

Question owner

Thanks, I understand now.

I tried dragging the Site Identity Button favicon to the desktop after I first Minimized (made smaller-not entirely minimized) the open website so that I could see some of the desktop behind the website.

Then I dragged the favicon to the desktop and released the mouse button and it took to the desktop. Although in this case, the favicon was not a favicon but rather a sheet of paper with a folded corner (as most favicons are for websites that don't have official logos).

So now I know how to make a desktop shortcut using Firefox. But I still don't know how, or if, I can put Create Shortcut in a context menu where I can simply right click and see Create Shortcut and go from there. Is that possible for Firefox or not?

Thanks.

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shah0048 0 solutions 1 answers

You can get the "deskCut" addon for firefox here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/af/firefox/addon/66/

MrMojo 1 solutions 2 answers

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Here's Mozilla's help page:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Creating%20a%20desktop%20shortcut%20to%20a%20web%20page

Drag site icon (which is the Address bar symbol on left) to desktop then rename shortcut to your website.

Deskcut add-on does work BUT it needs to be tweaked in the Option section after installation: DeskCut Options A. Name Tab 1. Filename Options: Generate filename from page title B. Path Tab 1. Set path... Browse... Choose where to place the shortcut (generally the Desktop) [In Win7, it's "C:\User\username\desktop] C. OK!

Now it should work!

What a pain as Mozilla should have Added a "Create Shortcut" right-click feature in Firefox!

Question owner

Thanks to all. I feel I have enough information now to create what I want. Much appreciated.